Born in Turlock, CA in 1974. Moved to New Bedford, MA in mid-eighties, aged 10. Attended SMFA in Boston from '92-94 after graduating high school. In Baltimore '94-96, creating small-scale paintings/drawings and playing with musical ideas. Continued to create visual art and music on return to NB, MA in '96. After 13 years of hitting head against the day job/art music wall, made decision to return to school and pursue childhood dream of becoming animator. Began attending MassArt, Boston in fall 2010.